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HK logs 3.3k COVID-19 cases

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 3,362 additional locally acquired COVID-19 cases, of which 493 were identified through nucleic acid tests and 2,869 via rapid antigen tests.   Separately, 118 imported cases were detected.   Furthermore, seven residential care homes for the elderly and one for disabled people logged nine cases involving their residents.   The Hospital Authority reported that 33 patients passed away in public hospitals. According to a preliminary analysis, the cause of death for 13 patients was related to COVID-19, while that of the remaining 20 patients was unrelated.   It also registered six more critical cases, bringing the number of patients in critical condition to 99.   As there were positive sewage test results with relatively high viral loads in several areas of Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Kowloon City districts, the respective district offices will distribute COVID-19 rapid test kits to relevant residents as well as cleaning

4 imported COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating four additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   Three of the new cases involve mutant strains and the mutation test result of the remaining case is pending.   Among the four patients, aged 37 to 51, three arrived in Hong Kong from the Philippines while the other one came from Saudi Arabia.   Two of them tested positive for the virus during quarantine while the other two tested positive by the test-and-hold arrangement upon arrival at the Hong Kong International Airport.   The centre reminded specified people linked to Tower 10, Phase 3 - The Graces, Providence Bay in Tai Po to undergo compulsory testing in accordance with the compulsory testing notice tomorrow.   A total of 58 cases were reported in Hong Kong in the past 14 days, all of which are imported.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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